Brings a Smile to Anyone’s Face
Panko, The Magic Ingredient

Now as in the past, tonkatsu deep-fried pork cutlets give people the energy they need to keep going.
Now as in the past, fried shrimp causes children to jump with joy the moment it is served.
Now as in the past, deep-fried croquettes enjoy immense popularity among adults and children alike.
Fried foods bring a smile to everyone’s face at any age, and panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) are vital ingredients used to bring out the delectable flavors of those main ingredients.
Although panko plays only a supporting role as breading for fried dishes as well as an ingredient in gratin, a firming ingredient for hamburger steaks and so forth, to the person who runs the kitchen it is an indispensable magic ingredient with a wide range of usages.
We continue to make this magic ingredient with the goal of bringing the joy of eating to every customer’s table.

Producing supporting ingredients that make their presence
known without stealing the spotlight

Panko in a supporting role: blending in rather than standing out

Because panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) play a supporting role to the main ingredient, the taste of the bread used to make it is designed without strong flavor characteristics.
Bread used in meals at home and bread destined to become panko differ in terms of softness, flavor and other such aspects. Standard bread meant for eating contains eggs, butter, margarine, sugars, flavoring agents and/or other auxiliary ingredients mixed in with the main ingredients. Grinding standard bread, making it into panko and using it in deep-fried foods would result in burning of the sugars, melting and mixing in of the butter and flavoring agents, and other such problems that could destroy the flavor of the dish, which is why bread used to make panko contains only the slightest amounts of extra ingredients in addition to the main ingredients of water and flour. The bread used to make our panko is not designed to express its own flavor, but rather to gently blend with the flavors of the main ingredients. This minimized-flavor approach is suitable for panko to be used in fried dishes.
It is FryStar’s mission to create the best supporting ingredients possible and send them out into the world.

A wide lineup of supporting ingredients with a presence of their own

Developing panko products in response to customer needs

As the industries that use panko and those industries’ circumstances undergo changes, this vital supporting ingredient also transforms to keep pace. For example, the types of panko used by restaurants and producers of ready-made meals may change, and certain types of panko may be well- or ill-suited for certain frozen and refrigerated food products.
At FryStar, we do our best to respond to customers’ demands and desires by developing panko that matches their cooking environments, intended applications and so forth as we send a wide range of top-quality supporting ingredients out into the world.
Moving forward, we will continue making ingredients that serve in supporting roles tailored to customer products and requirements.